Visit the Cuyahoga River

Experience the Cuyahoga River on and off the water.

Opportunities to canoe and kayak grow each year. The National Park Service is working with community partners to create the Cuyahoga River Water Trail along the length of the river. Within Cuyahoga Valley National Park, we currently maintain primitive access points and provide recreational water quality information from May through October through the NowCast website. Facilities and services will expand as the water trail fully develops.

The Towpath Trail and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad run adjacent to the river and provide opportunities for viewing. Outdoor exhibits at Station Road Bridge Trailhead and the Village of Peninsula aid your views.
 
Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and Kayaking

Learn more about canoeing and kayaking within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Cuyahoga River Water Trail

Cuyahoga River Water Trail

Get involved in river-wide efforts to create and improve the Cuyahoga River Water Trail.

Water Quality

Water Quality

Cuyahoga River water quality is not always good. Learn more about current issues and how to stay safe.

The Towpath Trail

The Towpath Trail

Historically, the Ohio & Erie Canal drew water from the Cuyahoga River. Today, you can view the river from many locations along the trail.

 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad runs adjacent to the river. Plan a trip aboard the train for views of the river from the window.

Fishing

Fishing

The Cuyahoga River and numerous park ponds are open for fishing.

Last updated: March 28, 2019

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Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:

(330) 657-2752

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